Fifth-seeded Louisiana Tech finished Thursday's WAC Tournament with the second upset of the day, knocking off fourth-seed and defending champion Utah State 72-70. Utah State guard Preston Medlin crossed halfcourt after a missed La. Tech free throw down by two. Medlin crossed halfcourt with about four seconds left, but he never got a shot up and actually looked like he was looking to pass. This after senior point guard Brockeith Pane missed the second free throw that could have pulled the game even on the prior possession after Utah State trailed by as many as 11 in the second half. The long ball kept La. Tech up (8-17) and the Aggies couldn't get the necessary stops.
The Bulldogs ended the day that began with No. 6 Hawaii beating No. 3 Idaho.
The first half of this game was brutal. SJSU led 14-13 at halftime. San Jose was 28 percent in the first half. Nevada was 21.7 percent. Nevada guards Deonte Burton and Malik Story combined to shoot 7-26 in the game and Nevada had 15 turnovers, but Burton made enough shots in the second half to finish with 16 points to lead the Wolf Pack. Nevada wasn't spectacular, but once again, they won with their defense. San Jose finished the game 32.8 percent from the floor, shooting 1-16 from 3-point range.